Friday, 22 November 2013

Men with weary eyes

Ford Madox Ford

What fatal things are all human institutions, what evil passions they all breed, and what an accursed being they have made man in the eyes of Nature and the God who framed her. 

Everywhere around us are men with weary eyes running upon futile errands, who snatch from one another futile things that human institutions permit them to retain until someone less weary-eyed can be found to snatch them away.

Ford Madox Ford - The Simple Life Limited (1911)


James Higham said...

Don't you think he looks a bit like Dr Crippen?

A K Haart said...

James - yes I do. I wonder if anyone ever told him?